One of the classes I took at sewing summit (I swear, someday my posts will no long refer to the sewing summit) was Improv Piecing by Jess of Urban Patchwork. What a fun class! I was really bummed when the hour was up and it was time to move on, but I did manage to finish up this little block.

I hate the colors. And that is my own fault, because Jess did send us a note suggesting that we bring our own scraps as most of the available scrap packs were brown and pink. I was so stressed out though, that I decided I would just make do with whatever was available. Truthfully, there were a lot more pink scraps in the bag, but I ditched them and only let the solid salmon color in because I didn’t have enough color. Not that I hate pink, because I don’t. But I just am not crazy about pink and brown/tans together. I think I feel like it’s way over done or something.

See that green lattice print on the upper right side? That was a “gift” from Rachel of Red Bird Quilts on Saturday morning as we were all sitting around at 0-dark-thirty in the morning drinking coffee and mooning over her scraps. I admired that fabric and she just handed me a piece of it. I threw it into the mix because there was not enough green in my scrap pack. It’s not exactly the same shades of green, but it’s probably my favorite part of the whole block.

After class was over I almost dropped the remainder of my scraps back on the scraps table, but at the last second decided to shove my block in the baggie with the leftovers and put the whole thing in my bag. I’m really glad I did, because I decided to turn that block into a little pouch and it was nice to have some matching scraps for the back. The green on this side is a scrap left from the yo-yo quilt. I quite like it.

You can just barely see the inside which is a simple brown and white polka dot from my scraps. I can’t even remember what I used that fabric for.

I quilted each side with straight lines on either side of each seam, and the original block got trimmed a bit so that the big brown stripe crosses the whole front.

Like I said, I’m not crazy about the colors, but I like the pouch as a whole. What should I do with it? Does anyone want it? Ok, enough questions. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.



One Response to “Quilting Without Planning”

  1. KellyS on October 25th, 2011 4:34 pm

    I like it, but I guess I am a brown and pink kind of gal. I love how you turned it into a pouch! Do you have anyone who would want it as a present?

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